Sony just can’t do any wrong on the gaming front as it shared its PlayStation 4 sales figure yesterday.
The console has now sold more than 60.4 million units worldwide as of June 11. That’s an impressive feat but how does that stack against previous Playstation sales?
The very first Playstation (PS One) sold 102.49 million in its 11-year run. In 2005, within 6 years after it launched, the Playstation 2 became the fastest selling game console to reach 100 million units sold and ended with 155 million in 11 years. The Playstation 3, as ground-breaking as it was at the time, didn’t even get 100 million in it’s 9 year lifespan.
The Playstation 4 is just less than 4 years old and from the looks of it, it’s going outsell the Playstation 3. I wager that it’s going to be become the fastest selling game console of all-time. In addition, it’s been noted that PS4 users spend more than 600 million hours in total per week.
Sony also sold more that 487.8 million PS4 games through physical and digital channels as of June 11, 2017. Sony would also like to share that it has over 70 million monthly active users worldwide as of the end of March 2017 with 26.4 million paid PS Plus subscribers. Along with this it notes that PS4 users spend more than 600 million hours in total per week on the platform as of the end of March 2017. That’s approximately 10 hours of gaming per week for every PS4 owner. My family logs around 5 to 10 hours per week with the PS4 so it’s a fair statement to make.
It would be nice if Sony could share PS4 Pro sales as well so we can compare its offtake vs. the just released premium-priced Xbox One X.